magnuM Will always rule
Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:15 PM
Woldn't Euro-Mir actually be the first 4-d. It spins on an axis like X, just the other way.
Wednesday, May 30, 2001 5:19 PM
Yeah, and so does Exterminator, and every other spinning ride..
The prototype in the Arrow facility was the first, but it wasn't a complete circuit and it's dismantled.
Musician, snowboarder, member of ACE and the ECC
magnuM Will always rule
Thursday, May 31, 2001 2:17 PM
how large was the arrow prototype? I heard is was really tall.
Thursday, May 31, 2001 4:16 PM
If it's the same prototype that was in the controversial testing video that showed up back in November or thereabout, it wasn't that tall at all.
As for the name "4D," I think it's really referring to the third and fourth rails on the track that control the movement. Kind of like a play on words, I guess.
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard http://kennywood.coasterbuzz.com
Thursday, May 31, 2001 4:20 PM
The name "4th Dimension" comes from the fourth coordinate (in addition to X, Y, and Z) that controls the spinning of the cars.
Thursday, May 31, 2001 5:51 PM
I thought that because the ride gave you a new feel, the coaster type would be dubber "4th Dimension"
Let the bears pay the Bear Tax, I pay the Homer Tax.
Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:05 PM
You are the Weakest Link, Goodbye.
Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:38 PM
A strange quasi-mouse ride of... Mack's, I believe.
It starts like a mouse and becomes something like a Schwartzkopf Wildcat at the bottom, and has a spinning circular car where the riders sit in seats on the edge of the car, facing out.
Thursday, May 31, 2001 6:44 PM
Look it up at www.rcdb.com
(as I did when it was mentioned yesterday).
Imagine a "Teacup" ride, where you spin around. Now make a train of those cars on a coaster (360 deg. spinning cars).
Euro-Mir looks pretty cool. Anyone ridden it ?
Friday, June 1, 2001 4:35 AM
Yeah loadz of times. It's brilliant, just like Europa Park! The music in the spiral (and genius) lift hill is superb!! I say the lift hill is genius because the car has a little arm sticking out which contacts a large cylinder in the center of the lift which is turning, this drags the train to the top and is a piece of theming all at a low cost! Euro Mir is very good as you get some great views and riding backwards through an intense drop and helix is great!!
*** This post was edited by Stephen Reeves on 6/1/2001. ***